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Helping Victims Pursue Workers’ Comp Head Injury Settlements in Vermont

A common question people often ask is "What causes a traumatic brain injury?" A traumatic brain injury is trauma that causes a disruption of normal brain function that produces any alteration in mental state, such as being dazed, disoriented or confused.

Symptoms of TBI

These are injuries that often are “invisible“ to persons other than the injured worker, because coworkers and supervisors and workers’ compensation insurers often mistakenly will say “you don’t look injured,“ and yet the injured worker is suffering any, if not all, of the following:

  • headaches
  • nausea
  • sensitivity to light
  • mood changes
  • fatigue
  • changes in sense of taste
  • changes in sense of smell
  • ringing in the ears
  • vision changes
  • irritability
  • anger
  • difficulty concentrating and completing tasks
  • difficulty sleeping

Diagnosing Brain Injuries

Injuries to the head and injuries to the brain often are misunderstood because there’s not necessarily a broken bone, there’s not necessarily a scar of the skin or even a laceration. Sometimes physicians will mistakenly say that “Time will heal,“ when actually time is wasting opportunity to get appropriate treatment for a traumatic brain injury, such as a referral to a head injury specialist, examination by a neurologist, a neuropsychologist, an eye specialist, a sleep specialist.

How Do I Afford Treatment?

The treatment for a TBI can be expensive, and insurers are tempted not to pay the expense of testing and treatments but try to deny it. Often insurers deny benefits for brain injuries at work by developing a strategy of “blame the victim,” in other words a strategy that suggests that the injured worker‘s fatigue is just a lack of motivation, that the injured worker’s headaches are common to everyone, and that the injured worker’s memory problems are “subjective” or “exaggerated” or “not proven.” This makes it harder for the injured worker to get to the right specialists who know how to diagnose and how to treat head injuries and traumatic brain injuries quickly and effectively.

Specialists can make it clear to insurers that the worker’s head injury is real, even though the brain injury is hidden inside of the skull. Specialists know and brain injuries can be proven by means of neuropsychological testing, neurological evaluation, eye exam and exercises, hearing testing, sleep study and other tests including cognitive functional capacity evaluations.

If you need assistance with pursuing a workers’ comp TBI settlement, contact our office today to schedule a consultation. I represent victims throughout Vermont and can provide valuable guidance during this difficult time.

Our Clients Share Their Experience

  • “I got back way more than I expected!”

    Theresa Brewer

  • “Chip took a great deal of time getting to know the circumstances of my injury and how it has affected my life.”

    Laura Samson

  • “Chip and his staff were there for me.”

    Joseph Scroggins

  • “Having represented insurance companies in the early part of his career and now working for the injured, Attorney Powell’s experience and knowledge of the worker’s compensation program is remarkable.”

    Randy and Jan Clark

  • “Through you I was able to attain justice in my case, something that in itself is a rarity nowadays.”

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  • “On a scale of 1 - 10, I would rate his services as a 12. Whenever I had any issues with the insurance company, he dealt with these problems immediately.”

    James Patterson

  • “hey worked with my doctors and understood the medical reports, which was particularly helpful.”

    Christopher Luce

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  • “His kindness, compassion and understanding of my struggles helped me through some difficult times.”

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